Neal K. Katyal

Prof. Neal K. Katyal

Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Neal Katyal is the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a Partner at Hogan Lovells. He recently served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States (and before that Principal Deputy Solicitor General), where he argued several major Supreme Court cases involving a variety of issues, such as his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, his unanimous victory against 8 states who sued the nation's leading power plants for contributing to global warming, and a variety of other matters. In 2006, he won the landmark Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in the Supreme Court, a case that challenged President Bush’s Guantanamo and Geneva Convention policies. He has argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, with 23 of them in the last 6 years. He is already expected to be arguing at least three cases in the 2015 Supreme Court Term, in the October, November, and December sittings."

Neal has served as a law professor for nearly two decades at Georgetown University Law Center, where he was one of the youngest professors to have received tenure and a chaired professorship in the university's history. He has also served as a visiting professor at both Harvard and Yale Law Schools. He is the recipient of the very highest award given to a civilian by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Edmund Randolph Award, which the Attorney General presented to him in 2011. The Chief Justice of the United States appointed him in 2011 to the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules. Additionally, he was named as One of the 40 Most Influential Lawyers of the Last Decade Nationwide by National Law Journal (2010); One of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers Over the Last 30 Years by Legal Times (2008); Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA (2006); Runner-Up for Lawyer of the Year by National Law Journal (2006); One of the Top 50 Litigators Nationwide 45 Years Old or Younger by American Lawyer (2007); and one of the top 500 lawyers in the country by LawDragon Magazine for each of the last six years. He also won the National Law Journal’s pro bono award in 2004. His articles have appeared in nearly every major national law review and newspaper. 



  • A.B., Dartmouth
  • J.D., Yale
2015 National Lawyers Convention

2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Sandra AistarsAkhil Reed AmarJohn S. BakerCarlos T. BeaHoward L. BermanKeith BlackwellFran├žois-Henri BriardSam BrownbackJames L. BuckleyMichael A. CarvinJames W. CeaserNeil ChatterjeeSalen ChuriEric R. ClaeysTom A. CoburnSteven CollotonEarl W. ComstockTom CottonJan CrawfordStephen CrimminsNathan DealChristopher C. DeMuthNeal E. DevinsColin DueckSteven J. DuffieldJohn F. DuffyFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanW. Neil EgglestonRichard A. EpsteinMiguel EstradaLouis FisherBenjamin H. FriedmanRobert P. GeorgePhil GrammTodd P. GravesC. Boyden GrayMichael S. GreveThomas B. GriffithAndrew GrossmanRaymond W. GruenderOrrin HatchJeanne M. HauchTara HelfmanBrian H. HookMichael HunterEdith H. JonesEdward T. KangNeal K. KatyalBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffStephen R. KleinAlex KozinskiWilliam KristolJoan LarsenAdam LaxaltRoslyn LaytonFrances E. LeeMichael S. LeeCraig S. LernerGordon LloydArthur LoevyTim LynchJohn G. MalcolmWilliam P. MarshallDavid MayhewJohn O. McGinnisFrank MedinaGillian E. MetzgerDavid B. MuhlhausenDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainDavid S. OlsonMichael S. PaulsenKaren Shaw PetrouTodd PettysRichard PildesBettina PoirierKirsten PowersScott PruittWilliam H. PryorRobert QuinnArti K. RaiA. Raymond RandolphNeomi RaoJohn N. RaudabaughPete RickettsDavid B. RivkinNicholas A. RobinsonMike J. RogersNicholas Quinn RosenkranzPaul RyanTuan SamahonBill SamuelWilliam L. SaundersMark SchneiderDavid S. SchoenbrodDavid B. SentelleDarpana ShethJerry E. SmithJames A. SonneDavid StrasGeorge J. TerwilligerMichael P. TremoglieJonathan R. TurleyMichael UhlmannJ.W. VerretJ.W. VerretEugene VolokhHans A. von SpakovskyScott WalkerMatthew Lee WienerGeorge F. WillRobert L. WoodsonRobert P. YoungPeter R. Zeidenberg
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors:
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2015?
2014 National Lawyers Convention

2014 National Lawyers Convention

Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Jonathan H. AdlerDanielle M. AguirreUsman AhmedSamuel A. AlitoWilliam T. AllenPaul S. AtkinsPaul BaileyJohn S. BakerJodi S. BalsamRandy E. BarnettMichael BaroneJack BeermannJohn Bellinger,IKarlyn BowmanRachel L. BrandJamie BrownPaul CamposAaron H. CaplanRonald A. CassAdam CiongoliKim ColbyCharles J. CooperLanny J. DavisEdward J. DeMarcoChristopher C. DeMuthRobert A. DestroNeal E. DevinsHeather DonaldFrank H. EasterbrookRoss EisenbreyJennifer Walker ElrodBert ElyDaniel EpsteinRichard A. EpsteinChai FeldblumDiana Furchtgott-RothSeth GalanterRobert R. GasawayDouglas H. GinsburgTodd P. GravesMichael S. GreveThomas B. GriffithKaren HarnedOrrin HatchGail L. HeriotNeal K. KatyalElizabeth KregorWilliam KuntzPaul H. KupiecGreg LukianoffGregory E. MaggsJohn G. MalcolmWilliam P. MarshallJohn O. McGinnisDavid M. McIntoshThomas W. MerrillRobert T. MillerThomas D. MorganAlan B. MorrisonMichael B. MukaseyCharles MurrayMichael O'RiellyMaureen K. OhlhausenDavid S. OlsonPatrick OotLee Liberman OtisKatherine A. OyamaRobert V. PercivalDaniel PolsbyWilliam H. PryorVictoria A. RedgraveJulie Goldsmith ReiserSteven A. RosenblumNicholas Quinn RosenkranzAntonin ScaliaChristopher SchroederMark F. SchultzJerry E. SmithDavid StrasNadine StrossenRobert SussmanDavid H. ThompsonE VeaseyRichard K. VedderEugene VolokhDavid WeilDavid A. WeisbachDon WillettStephen F. WilliamsRobin Fretwell WilsonPatrick WyrickChristopher S. Yoo
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors:
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2013?